Nick Waterhouse is playing tomorrow night at the Larimer Lounge, and to be perfectly honest, we couldn’t be more excited. We get to see a lot of shows being in Denver. It’s a hub for a lot of acts, both major label and indie, considering that it’s one of the bigger cities in between Chicago and LA. With that being said, we always love going to see shows with no preconceived notions in mind.
We can honestly say we don’t know what to expect from Nick. We do know one thing though, we’re going to rock a tie, slick back our hair, and enjoy his musical stylings. Knowing that we had this show coming up, we wanted to ask him a few questions. We shot over a quick email, so we could get a glimpse into his persona before we saw him play.
Here’s what he had to say:
TMN: Thanks for taking some time to answer a few questions for us!
NW: You are welcome.
TMN: Your crooner style has to bring out an interesting blend of fans. Does anyone get dressed to the nines for the occasion?
NW: Sure, sometimes you see some folks dressed up for shows. My hope is not to have a role-play night but actually inspire people to feel normal getting a little sharp going out. There’s something to be said for a room of people aiming to look their best instead of embodying apathy.
TMN: Speaking of your sound, how did decide you wanted to pay tribute to the classics with your music?
NW: I didn’t decide. I just sing them as a feel them, as a great man once said.
TMN: Did you parents or grandparents introduce you to this kind of music at an early age?
NW: My grandparents weren’t really musical, and my folks always listened to a mix of music, but I guess hearing stuff like Van Morrison, The Kinks, Aretha and John Lee Hooker helped things along. It was all just Rock and Roll as kid. I got more interested in more obscure stuff on my own.
TMN:Did you parents encourage you to get into music? What was the first instrument you played?
NW: Yes, but they encouraged my interest in the trumpet. We sold that for an electric guitar when I was about 12.
TMN: If you could live in any time era other than this one, which one would it be?
NW:1946 bouncing between Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Chicago.
TMN: Name three words that describe your music.
NW: Tearful Tempestuous Truthful
TMN: Tell our fans what they can expect from coming out to catch one of your shows.
NW: Something to dance to, maybe something to go home thinking about.